xanthine oxidase

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xanthine oxidase

[′zan‚thēn ′äk·sə‚dās]
(biochemistry)
A flavoprotein enzyme catalyzing the oxidation of certain purines.
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Franz Schardinger identified cyclodextrins in 1903 as products produced by the degradation of starch through the action of amylase enzyme cyclodextrin glycosyl transferase (CGTase) produced by the microorganism Bacillus macerans which may break a segment of the starch helix and join the end portions of the fragment in one cyclic molecule.